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Patrol Sergeant
Alan Nickell

Corporal
Patrick Messmer

410 Adams Street
P.O. Box 167
Seward, Alaska  99664

Business: (907) 224-3338
Fax: (907) 224-8480
Emergency: 9-1-1

Sergeant Nickell hails from the Midwest originally.  After high school he joined the U.S. Army and then later changed forces to the U.S. Air Force.  During his years of military service, Officer Nickell traveled most of the world and served his country in support of the war with Iraq and the liberation of Kuwait.  In 1999, Officer Nickell moved to Anchorage and worked for the USDA as a wildlife agent.  In 2002, Officer Nickell was hired by the Seward Police Department and worked as the School Resource Officer for Seward's three schools for many years before being promoted to Sergeant in August 2014.  He received the Seward Police Department's Life Saving award in 2014.

Patrol Corporal Patrick Messmer
Cpl. Messmer grew up in Fairbanks.  He attended college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he received a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in May 1999.  In August of that year he was hired by the Bethel Police Department and was sent to the Alaska State Trooper Academy in Sitka where he graduated 3rd in his class of 41 students.  During his 6 years with Bethel Police Department, he held the positions of Investigator and Sergeant.  He is currently an APSC certified firearms and urban rifle instructor, and a Glock and AR15/M16 armorer. He was hired by the Seward Police Department in February 2006.  In March 2008, he was promoted to Corporal. 

Patrol Officers
Eddie Armstrong
Officer Armstrong began his law enforcement career in 1995 while on active duty with the military.  In 1997, he transferred into federal law enforcement for the military, working overseas as a civilian police officer.  In 2000, he returned to Alaska and joined the Army National Guard where he holds both an MP and an Infantry MOS.  He then began working for a private company as head of security for the cruise ship operations in Alaska.  Officer Armstrong joined the Seward Police Department in 2004.  Officer Armstrong is currently on deployment in Afghanistan for the Army National Guard and will be returning to the department in December 2012.  He received the Seward Police Department's Traffic Stop of the Year award in 2014.

Ken Brockman
Officer Brockman started working as a police officer for the City of Seward in July 2008.  Prior to that he worked for the City of Dillingham as a police officer for eight years, a correctional officer for three years, and reserve police officer.  He began his career in law enforcement in 1994 as a Village Public Safety Officer in the Yupik' villages of Togiak and Aeknagik.  He fished commercially for a short time, and holds a Commercial Pilot's license with a variety of ratings, having logged more than five thousand hours of Alaska flight time.   

Karl Schaefermeyer
Born and raised in Seward, Officer Schaefermeyer graduated from Seward High School in 2000.  After living in South Korea for two years, he attended Brigham Young University in Utah and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Korean in 2006.  He joined the Seward Police Department as a Correctional Officer in 2007 and became a Patrol Officer in October 2008, graduating from the Alaska State Trooper Academy class #0901 as the valedictorian of his class.  He received the Seward Police Department's Good Conduct Award in 2014.

Morgan Woodard
Officer Woodard joined the Seward Police Department in 2014 after serving in the United States Coast Guard for many years.  He attended the Alaska State Trooper Academy in Sitka, graduating as the valedictorian of his class.  He received the Seward Police Department's Officer of the Year award in 2014.

Josh Hall
Officer Hall joined the Police Department in December 2014 after serving as a Correctional Officer and Probation Officer at the Spring Creek Correctional Center. He completed the Alaska State Trooper Academy in June 2015.

Tyler Mallory
Officer Mallory joined the Police Department in May 2015 after serving as a Correctional Officer at the Spring Creek Correctional Center. He will complete the Alaska State Trooper Academy in November 2015.




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